Leon Black

Leon Black (born c. 1932)

Teams coached: Texas Longhorns
Texas record: 106-121 (.467)
Overall record: 106-121 (.467)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1972, 1974)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (1972)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Southwest Regular Season Champion:  2  (1972, 1974)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1967-1976 Texas
19??-1967 Texas (asst)

Leon Black Facts

  • Leon Black
  • Born c. 1932
  • Hometown: Martins Mill, Texas
  • Alma Mater: University of Texas (BA, 1953)
  • Played basketball at Texas for three seasons under head coaches Jack Gray (1950-51) and Slue Hull (1951-53)
  • Spent some time as an assistant at his alma mater, working under head coach Harold Bradley
  • Took over as head basketball coach in 1967, going 106-121 over nine seasons at the helm
    • Won two Southwest titles and went to the NCAA Tournament in both of those years (1972 and 1974)
    • Integrated the Texas team, recruiting the first seven African-American players in program history
      • Among the players he coached was future NBA player Johnny Moore
    • Resigned from his position in 1976 following a 9-17 (4-12) campaign
  • Inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor in 1989 for his contributions as a coach

Leon Black Coaching Tree

  • Johnny Moore (Fresno Heatwave)